- /ɪnkænˌdɛsənt ˈlæmp/ (say inkan.desuhnt 'lamp)
a lamp whose light is due to the glowing of some material, as the common electric light globe which contains a filament rendered luminous by the passage of current through it.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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incandescent lamp — n. a lamp in which the light is produced by a filament of conducting material contained in a vacuum and heated to incandescence by an electric current … English World dictionary
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Incandescent lamp — A glass enclosure in which light is produced when a tungsten filament is electrically heated so that it glows. Much of the energy is converted into heat; therefore, this class of lamp is a relatively inefficient source of light. Included in… … Energy terms
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incandescent lamp — noun a lamp that creates radiant energy when its metallic filament is heated by an electric current … Wiktionary
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